Tag: adult

Oct 28
{Review} Hooked on Love by @JennieMarts @LovestruckEP

{Review} Hooked on Love by @JennieMarts @LovestruckEP

Hooked on Love is the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, Cotton Creek by Jennie Marts. I didn’t even know this book was part of a series, and if it was part of a series that it was the second book in the series. Needless to say, I never read the first book but I was not lost in the slightest. Hooked on Love reads as a complete standalone and I would have no problem recommending it as the first book for readers. I really enjoyed Hooked on Love. Even though I am yearning for cooler weather to start rolling in, this book made me reminded me of summer time. Hooked on Love is told in dual narrative between Sully (AKA Sullivan) and Avery. I loved the dual narrative story telling for this book. Getting into Sully’s head was really the key to telling a great story in this case. Plus, he was just so darn cute. I love that he is this rugged outdoor fishing expert, but… Read more »

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Oct 25
{Brief Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Only You by Denise Grover Swank @DeniseMSwank @ForeverRomance

{Brief Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} Only You by Denise Grover Swank @DeniseMSwank @ForeverRomance

Only You is the first book in a spin-off from Denise Grover Swank‘s New York Times bestselling Wedding Pact series (The Wedding Pact, The Player, The Gambler, The Valentine). Only You is also the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood series.  I have never read her Wedding Pact series but I have read lots of her paranormal romances (The Curse Keepers Series and the On the Other Side series and they were both five star reads for me. So I knew I had to give her contemporary romance a spin. And boy, am I glad I did. Only You is everything I look for in a romance. It was cute, sexy and a totally fun and sweet read. Staying single romances are always a fun read for me. There is just something about finding that special someone when you least expect it, or even when you are warding it off that is always a winner in my book. It just seems so sweet and romantic, and I think we all know that… Read more »

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Oct 20
{Review} For Her Protection by @AmberABardan

{Review} For Her Protection by @AmberABardan

For Her Protection: An Alpha Romance is the first book in the Personal Protection series by author Amber A. Bardan. The Personal Protection series is an adult romantic suspense series.I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to follow the rest of the series. For her Protection is told in dual narrative between the two main characters, Charlize and Conner. I love the forced bodyguard trope, which this book follows. It is not a story that I have ever discovered before this year, but I really do enjoy it. For Her Protection is a really good novel in this genre to start with. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. More than I even expected to. I loved Conner so much. More than I can even describe in this review without getting mushy. I liked Charlize too but Conner was the perfect mix of stubborn and unyielding and sweet and protective for me. I just want to clone him for me. There is a  nice little romance as well as a… Read more »

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Oct 18
{Excerpt+Series Giveaway} In Safe Hands by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

{Excerpt+Series Giveaway} In Safe Hands by @KatieRuggle @SourcebooksCasa

Hello Book Brief-ers. Today is my birthday. (I am not going to tell you how old, but let’s just say I am still in my 20s…though not for too much longer…) And to celebrate my birthday, I have lots of giveaways planned for this week. There will be lots of prizes and lots of opportunities to win 1 2 or even 3 or 4 prize packs. So here is giveaway number 1! But I wanted to do something for today too, so I am partnering with Sourcebooks to share an excerpt and series giveaway from one of my favorite adult romances series of 2016- the Search and Rescue series by Katie Ruggle! If you are new to the series, you can check out my review of Hold Your Breath(book 1) and My review of Fan the Flames (Book 2) for more information.   I think my favorite book so far has to be book 1, Hold your Breath. And the reason is simple….Callum. I love Callum so, so much. He… Read more »

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Oct 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady @kerrileighgrady

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady @kerrileighgrady

The Right Kind of Guy is part of the What Happens in Vegas series by Kerri-Leigh Grady. This is book 17 in the series. I read book 16 (Hot on His Heels) and to be honest I didn’t love it. But each of the books are written by different authors and the only common denominator between them is that they all take place in Vegas, so i thought what the heck. Let’s give this one a try. And I am glad I did. The summary sounded amusing, and it was. I liked this one more than the last book in the series, but it was only a pretty good read. It didn’t make me leap for joy, but I did enjoy it. The Right Kind of Guy initially intrigued me because it takes place in a romance writer’s convention and the main character is a decently popular romance author, who doesn’t believe in real life sweep your off your feet romances. I knew right then and there I had to… Read more »

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Oct 16
{Review} RENEGADE DRAGON by Lolita Lopez

{Review} RENEGADE DRAGON by Lolita Lopez

Renegade Dragon is the fourth book in the Dragon Heat series by Lolita Lopez. The Dragon Heat series is an adult paranormal romance series. This was the first book I have read from this series, and I think that might have been a mistake. I wasn’t lost of anything, and I do believe that each of the books can be read as a standalone, however; I think I would have enjoyed the story more if I was not new to the world. I liked the idea of Nike protecting a special apple tree, but again I am not sure if this is a new addition to the series or if this tree and the apples played a role in previous stories. It seemed to be very very important but I couldn’t tell what the background was. I really liked Niko, even though he was a little overbearing at time. Act first explain later, which would have really gotten on my nerves. Nike and Eris are sucked into a very quickly… Read more »

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Oct 09
{Review+Giveaway} Make Me Stay by Rebecca Brooks @BeccaBooks @BrazenBooks

{Review+Giveaway} Make Me Stay by Rebecca Brooks @BeccaBooks @BrazenBooks

Make Me Stay is the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series by Rebecca Brooks. Make Me Stay is an adult contemporary romance. I really enjoyed the first book in the Men of Gold Mountain series, and I can’t wait to read the next book. It is a new spin on a familiar concept, one that I have seen done more in romantic comedy movies rather than in books, so it was fun for me to read about it. In this case Sam Kane was a developer wanting to buy land on the mountain to develop a ski community and finish out her father’s dream, but the concept can be used for anything. It goes like this, two people have never met but one is mad at the other one because that other one is trying to make them do something they don’t want to do (in this case sell his land). Two individuals meet but one or both of them don’t know who the other is. They like… Read more »

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Oct 07
{Review+Giveaway} FOUR LETTER WORD by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks @ForeverRomance

{Review+Giveaway} FOUR LETTER WORD by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks @ForeverRomance

Four Letter Word is the first book in the contemporary romance series, Dirty Deeds by author J. Daniels.I freakin’ loved Four Letter Word. (on a side note, this is the second book I have read in a week where the guy character loves crosswords puzzles. It is so adorable in a way I didn’t even know existed. Brian makes me want to buy a puzzle book, because maybe some hot guy will start texting me asking me to help him solve clues. ) Either way, Four Letter Word easily makes my favorite books of 2016 list. Brian and Sydney are explosive and hilarious and fantastic together. This is the was my first book by J. Daniels and I am already hooked. She drew me into this story so much so I was actually was waiting for the next text just like Syd and Brian. I neglected my actual phone while reading Four Letter Word. And that is really saying something. Four Letter Word is told in dual narrative between Brian… Read more »

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Oct 04
{Release Day Review} GETTING DIRTY WITH THE CEO by Mia Sosa @miasosaromance @ForeverRomance

{Release Day Review} GETTING DIRTY WITH THE CEO by Mia Sosa @miasosaromance @ForeverRomance

Getting Dirty with the CEO is the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, called The Suits Undone series, by author Mia Sosa. This was a fun, quick read. Each of the books works well as a standalone. In fact, I didn’t even know that this book was the third book in the series until I had finished it and was drafting my review post. I had absolutely no issues following the storyline and the character. I am excited, now that I get to read books 1 and 2 because this one was a lot of fun. If you are a fan of some great bickering and resisting, this is going to be a hit with you. Getting Dirty with the CEO is told in dual narrative between the two main characters, Mimi and Daniel. The story starts out at a wedding (which, now that I am thinking about it, was probably the wedding of one of the couples from book 1 or 2.) and Daniel and Mimi have… Read more »

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Oct 03
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is War by @KennedyFoxBooks

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} Checkmate: This is War by @KennedyFoxBooks

Checkmate: This is War is the first in the checkmate duet by author Kennedy Fox. It is an enemies to lovers story that is right up my alley. I was hooked from the very first moment I read the opening lines of the summary. I mean, come on, how could you not be? This book just screams a good time. I had so much fun reading it. Fans of bickering, fighting and URST galore will eat Checkmate: This is War right up. I cannot wait for the second half of the duet. My only complain is that I wish it was a trilogy or series instead of a duology. I want more more checkmate! Checkmate this is war is told in dual narrative between Viola Fisher and Travis King, two childhood friends turned heated enemies. I don’t know what it says about me, but I just love this kind of dynamic in stories. I think it is because the rights and low blows just crack me up. I love to… Read more »

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